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Paignton Town in Devon

Photograph of Paignton

Location

Along with Torquay and Brixham, Paignton forms Torbay - The busiest resort in Devon, and known since Victorian times as the 'English Riviera'. About two-thirds the size of its neighbour Torquay, Paignton has a population of about 48,000. The town has a number of good beaches with the most popular being Goodrington Sands, Preston Sands and Broadsands. Nearby lie the quieter coves of Saltern Cove, Churston Cove and Elberry Cove. Paignton is sheltered from the south by the promontory of Berry Head and the town of Brixham and to the north by Hope's Nose where it merges seamlessly with Torquay.

Attractions include:

* Paignton Zoo
* Paignton Pier
* Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
* Quaywest Waterpark
* Palace Theatre
* Paignton Geopark
* Occombe Farm
* Compton Castle
* Pirates Bay Adventure Golf
* Oldway Mansion
* Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind, at Brixham

Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Paignton Tourist Information Centre.

Events near Paignton

Dining out near Paignton

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Paignton, Broadsands, Newton Abbot and Dittisham.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowPaignton

arrowBrixham

arrowTorquay

arrowTeignmouth

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowPaignton

	arrowTorquay

	arrowBrixham

	arrowDittisham

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Paignton, Brixham, Newton Abbot and Kingsbridge.

Nearby Attractions

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